Ticket #9490 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

Make Collection home page "Start" accessible to people using screen readers.

Reported by: kef Owned by: maxwell
Priority: low Milestone: BugFix - 2010
Component: Content Viewing Version: Live
Severity: minor Keywords: accessibility
Cc: System Area: Unknown
Primary Skill: Unspecified
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We got the following email from a blind reader, making it clear (we confirmed by email) that the "Start" link only works to get sighted users reading the book online. This user could only find the PDF, and not the well structured HTML that allows screen readers to read the book.

The "Start" button needs to have some alt text that is very explicit and says something like "Start reading the online book here."

--- Snippet from user feedback below ---- Feedback on Connexions collection: Elementary Algebra (http://cnx.org/content/col10614/latest)

Hi. I can only find PDF's to access your book. I am blind and would like to use my screen reader to read it.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by ew2

  • priority changed from medium to low
  • status changed from new to assigned
  • severity changed from major to minor
  • milestone changed from Ticket Triage to BugFix - 2010

Changed 7 years ago by maxwell

  • status changed from assigned to testing

(In [35429]) Add more explicit (but hidden from seeing users) text so that users reading screen readers know better where to start the collection. Fixes #9490.

Changed 7 years ago by ew2

  • status changed from testing to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Added hidden text is now part of the initial collection page. This is fixed.

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